06/04/2015

Flipster gives you free and easy access to digital magazines
We wanted to remind you of Flipster, a free source of a multitude of magazines you know and love that you can access instantly in an easy-to-read digital format on our library website by clicking on the Flipster icon on the home page.  You will need to provide your library card number.

Both current and past issues are available of magazines in these categories:  business, consumer, family and kids, fitness and health, food and cooking, home and garden, lifestyle, men’s interest, news and politics, sports, teems, travel and regional, plus women’s interest.

Download and read your favorites on your computer or personal device.  You can even print all or part of any magazine that you want to keep on paper.

Summer Reading Program
This year’s free Summer Reading Program began this week and runs until July 31 – and it is not too late for you to sign up.   Register at your library or online at our website http://pagosa.colibraries.org/.   Summer reading activities are open to everyone from babies to adults.  Also, summer reading participants should mark your calendars for a free, all-ages closing party on July 31 starting at 5:30 p.m.  Detailed summer reading schedules are available at the library.  We urge you to pick them up and keep them handy so you don’t miss any of these free, fun events.

Also, reading logs are now available.  You do not have to be registered with Summer Reading to participate.

Activities calendars available
To be sure you don’t miss any of the free activities available to you and your families at your library, we encourage you to pick up a copy of the events calendar each month.  There are three versions – kids (includes tweens), teens and adults.

Make your own cheese
Join us Wednesday, June 10 at 4 p.m. for a free session to learn how to make your own cheese and enjoy some samples.  You won’t believe how easy it can be!  No registration required.

Free movie Fridays
Join us every Friday in June for movies and popcorn – 10 a.m. for kids, noon for seventh-12th graders and 3 p.m. for adults.  Our contract does not allow us to identify the movies in the media, but you can pick up the kids, teen and adult activities calendars in the library with the film names.

Free book club for adults
Our adult book club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 2-3 p.m. to discuss alternating fiction and nonfiction titles.  On June 9, we will discuss “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd.  If you need a copy, please contact Meg Wempe.  No registration required.

Teen cancellations
Please note:  No teen gaming on Tuesday, June 9 or Superhero program on Wednesday, June 10.

Free preschool fun
Preschoolers and their families are invited to an hour of stories and music every Wednesday from 10 – 11 a.m.

Free Superhero Academy  
Kids entering first-sixth grades are invited from 1-2:15 p.m. every Thursday this month to build costumes, learn about the science of superheroes and enjoy super activities.

Free baby/toddler time
This event is a half hour of stories, songs and fingerplays for you and your little ones on Saturdays from 9:30 – 10 a.m.  Learn easy tips on how to include literacy skills in everyday family life.  Recommended for children from six months to three years of age.

Free technology classes
Meg Wempe is available for the highly popular Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions 10-noon Tuesdays and 3-5 p.m. Thursdays.  Drop in with your technology questions.  A more formal session requiring advance registration is Facebook Basics from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 8.

Free programmed Nooks
Reminder:  We have nine Nooks and three tablets programmed for your e-reading pleasure.  The eight adult content e-readers contain either fiction or nonfiction bestsellers.  The four youth e-readers contain books for children, juniors and young adults.

Free downloadable movies
For your viewing pleasure, we have purchased IndieFlix, a streaming movie service that gives library patrons unlimited access to thousands of award-winning and popular independent shorts, feature films and documentaries from more than 50 countries – on your device, PC or Mac, with no apps needed.  You can access IndieFlix through the Downloadable Content icon on our library website.

Free downloadable books
We have added eight more current New York Times bestseller downloadable e-books to our 3M Cloud Library:  “Beauty’s Kingdom,” a fantasy by Anne Rice writing as A.N. Roquelaure; “Capital Dames,” a nonfiction biography book by Cokie Roberts;  “Day Shift,” a mystery by Charlaine Harris;  “Early Warning,” book two in the Family Saga trilogy by Jane Smiley;  “God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison;  “Ming Tea Murder,” a mystery by Laura Childs;  “Rock with Wings,” a mystery by Tony Hillerman’s daughter Anne; and “The Fall,” a legal thriller by John Lescroat.  Access these e-books at our website by clicking on the 3M Cloud Library icon on the home page of our website.  While there, browse through a multitude of other adult, juvenile and children’s books, both bestsellers and classics.

Nonfiction
“Touched by an Angel” by Amy Newmark is a collection of 101 stories of faith, divine intervention and answered prayers.  “Legends and Lies: The Real West” by Bill O’Reilly is a look at the western legends we all think we know.

Large print
“Aunt Dimity and the Summer King” by Nancy Atherton is about a developer who will ruin a small village.  “Silver Thaw” by Catherine Anderson is a Mystic Creek romance.  “The Amish Clockmaker” by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner is Christian fiction.  “Brutal Vengeance: The Loner” by J.A. Johnston and “Kingbird’s Pursuit” by Max Brand are westerns.  “Endangered” by C.J. Box is a Joe Pickett mystery.  “A Fine Romance” is actress Candice Bergen’s autobiography.  “The First Wife” by Erica Spindler and “Bittersweet” by Susan Wittig Albert are mysteries.  “Falling in Love” by Doona Leon is a Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery.

Other novels
“The Grace of Kings” is a fantasy by Ken Liu.  “The Liar” by Nora Roberts follows a woman who learns her dead husband never existed as she knew him.

Music CDs
Come in and take a look at the wide variety of music CDs we have available to borrow, thanks to donations from patrons like you.  You’ll find blue grass, classical, jazz, rock and more for your enjoyment.

Thanks to our donors
For books and materials this week, we thank Jeff Versaw, Tozi Rubin, Everett Nicholson, Patricia Hatcher and several anonymous donors.

Quotable Quote
“I’ve learned that the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.” – Andy Rooney (1919-2011), American radio and TV writer.

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